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Pel-Air implicates itself deeper and deeper over ditching

Pel-Air implicates itself deeper and deeper over ditching

It seems that every time the senior management of Pel-Air open their mouths in public they take on more water. In today’s Australian, Jim Davis, the managing director of REX, the regional airline that owns Pel-Air follows up the amazing admissions made earlier this week by Pel-Air chairman and former federal Transport Minister, John Sharp […]

Let’s get real about the Norfolk Island ditching

Let’s get real about the Norfolk Island ditching

(There are updates from CASA and the ATSB at the end of this post.) Wednesday night’s ditching of a Pel-Air CareFlight medivac Westwind jet is being turned into a media circus by the airline and some very susceptible reporters. First reported in the Crikey subscriber email today, the incident which left six people, half of […]

QF72: Did a cosmic ray zap the Airbus?

QF72: Did a cosmic ray zap the Airbus?

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is now considering the remote possibility that a rogue cosmic ray or solar particle caused a Qantas A330-300 to twice dive out of control over Western Australia on October 7 last year. Startling though this may sound, the second interim report into the accident, in which 12 people were seriously […]

Brain fade at Melbourne Airport compromised border security & passenger welfare after EK407 incident

Brain fade at Melbourne Airport compromised border security & passenger welfare after EK407 incident

Brain fade or incompetency at Melbourne Airport compromised border security and passenger welfare after the Emirates accident involving flight EK407 on 20 March. A copy of Melbourne Airport’s incident report received by Plane Talking deals with the debriefing of the full emergency response services involved that night, which comprises the Australian Federal Police, the Australian […]

A strange case of jet lag in air accident reporting

A strange case of jet lag in air accident reporting

The Herald Sun in Melbourne recovered from a severe case of jet lag today by reporting, breathlessly, the Emirates flight EK 407 accident in Melbourne on 20 March. What could have possibly lead it to discover, in what purports to be an ‘investigation’ on its part, what had already been discussed here on 23 March […]